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Mars has two moons: Phobos ("fear") and Deimos ("panic").

When Sherry and I bought our two boy ragdoll kittens, that's what I wanted to name them. I got That Look instead.

If I were a boxer, I'd tattoo "Phobos" across one hand's knuckles and "Deimos" across the other's.

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(Anonymous)
Dec. 12th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
It wouldn't matter, Clobber Lang played by Mr. T in Rocky 2000 would still Bus'you up! I an not sure if any pugilists ever studied the Classics or astronomy
patrick_vecchio
Dec. 13th, 2014 01:23 am (UTC)
Either way, my prediction is Pain!
nodressrehersal
Dec. 13th, 2014 01:05 am (UTC)
Ah, That Look. Can she raise one eyebrow? I've always wanted to add that to My Look, but can only raise it with the push of a finger.
patrick_vecchio
Dec. 13th, 2014 01:22 am (UTC)
Be careful: Push your eyebrow up and it might stay there.

Your eyebrow, that is, although I suppose the finger could stick too, depending on whether you had just been working with Super Glue and inadvertently got some on your fingertip and not realized it and then stuck the fingertip into your eyebrow and pushed the eyebrow up to enhance My Look (that is to say, Your Look) with the glue adhering not only to your fingertip but also to the hair of your eyebrow **and** the skin beneath it, and you'd try to wiggle it free, gently, gently, and it wouldn't work, and you'd get irritated, and then a little more irritated, and finally so irritated that you'd simply rip your fingertip free, which would immediately cause blood to gush from your eyebrow and flow down your face because of all the skin you'd just torn loose, and finally, after you'd stanched the blood flow with paper towels and ice, you'd glance at your index finger tip and see all of this eyebrow hair stuck to it, arranged like Dali's mustache and you, having just read The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, would cry, "A-lack a day!" with just one exclamation point, or maybe more than one, depending on how much hair was stuck to your finger, and then Dick would come into the room, fresh off the golf course, and see the gouge in your eyebrow from the events just described, and he would say, "Replace your divot."
nodressrehersal
Dec. 14th, 2014 02:05 pm (UTC)
You are clearly avoiding some sort of unpleasant task with this creatively amusing response.
patrick_vecchio
Dec. 14th, 2014 02:11 pm (UTC)
Nah. Just a big change in brain chemicals. We can talk more in Ellicottville.
anita_margarita
Dec. 13th, 2014 06:08 am (UTC)
My mother would have liked those names very much. She was big on names that were obscure, but she also believed in an animal naming itself.

That may be why we had cats named Upchuck, Pop-Up, and Lurk.
patrick_vecchio
Dec. 13th, 2014 12:49 pm (UTC)
I like the last two, especially Lurk, but I would have given Upchuck a more dignified name: Hurlcules.

When I was a young man, living at home, we had two cats. One had white paws, so I named her "Chicago," and the other was all gray, so my dad named her "Homestead," after an old Negro League baseball team, the Homestead Grays.
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